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Uber and Lyft have long said they pay drivers fairly, but they haven't shared all the data that could prove it

Uber and Lyft have been charging customers more in recent months amid a driver shortage, but questions remain about whether drivers are benefiting from the price surges. Getty Images Uber and Lyft are trying to lure drivers back on the road with the promise of high earnings. But both have struggled to back up past claims about earnings, leaving many drivers skeptical. Experts told Insider Uber and Lyft's refusal to share pay data is largely to blame. See more stories on Insider's ...
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Amazon's Ring recruited LAPD officers as brand ambassadors to help sell its products through influencer marketing

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers wear facial covering while monitoring an "Open California" rally in downtown Los Angeles, on April 22, 2020. - Over the past week there have been scattered protests in several US states against confinement measures, from New Hampshire, Maryland and Pennsylvania to Texas and California. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Amazon-owned Ring enlisted LAPD officers to help promote its products, the LA Times reported. Ring gave the officers free ...
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New bodycam video shows ex-NYPD cop wielding a flag pole and tackling a police officer during the Capitol riot

This photo is included in the criminal complaint against Thomas Webster, who has been charged with assaulting a police officer in the Capitol riot. US Department of Justice Thomas Webster, a former NYPD officer, has been charged with assaulting police in the Capitol riot. New body-camera video obtained by CNN shows Webster berating the officer and wielding a flag pole. He can be seen swinging the pole before charging at and tackling the officer to the ground. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, Police, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Arizona, Charles Davis, Justice Department, New York City Police Department, Trump, Capitol, Webster, US Department of Justice, Thomas Webster, Marshall Cohen, Kelsey Vlamis


Republican lawmakers are staging Trump-style stunts at the US-Mexico border to push 'crisis' agenda

Former President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The GOP has spent months manufacturing a "Biden border crisis" narrative. GOP reps and local officials have taken multiple trips to the southern border with props. For the GOP, the border is a space for political theater to boost 2022 midterm election chances. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Cdc, Mexico, US, Trends, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Homeland Security, Customs, Biden, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Border Patrol


Israeli military again strikes Gaza after reports of 'incendiary balloons' sparking fires

A masked Palestinian supporter of the Al-Nasir Salah Al-Din Brigades prepares incendiary balloons to launch across the border fence east of Gaza city towards Israel, on June 16, 2021 east of Gaza City in Gaza. The flare-up came after a controversial flag-waving march by Israeli nationalists was allowed to proceed through East Jerusalem on Tuesday, stoking tensions in Israel and Gaza less than a month after a ceasefire ended 11 days of fighting between Hamas and Israeli forces. Fatima Shbair/Ge...
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The 5 best cat carriers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good cat carrier is comfortable and safe for your pet and easy for you to transport. We tested 30 pet carriers, including soft-sided carriers, hard-sided kennels, and backpacks. The best cat carrier, Mr. Peanut's Gold Series Expandable Carrier, unzips to give a pet extra space. The right cat carrier can make getting a feisty feline from Point A to Point B less stressful. Whether you're headed to the vet or the airport, a good carrier should have a h...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Cats, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Gadd, Grey, Frisco, Oakland California, Phoebe, Reston Virginia, Sherpa, Subaru of America Inc


The best online sales and deals happening now, including Lo and Sons, HBO Max, and Warby Parker

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, including discounts at Lo and Sons, HBO Max, and Warby Parker.Deals in this story are subject to change throughout the day. The prices listed reflect the deal at the time of publication. For even more deals and savings across the web, check out our roundup of the best deals from Amazon. Make sure to read up on e...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Sales, Trends, Features, Sony, American Express, Amex, Deals Of The Day, Warby Parker, Happy Socks, Facebook Shop, Ergo, PlayStation Store, Amazon Make


How to use RTT on an iPhone to get real-time text messaging during calls

iPhone users can enable RTT through the Accessibility menu in the Settings app. Sladic/Getty Images The RTT feature on an iPhone sends text messages immediately as you type them without requiring you to hit send. RTT, or real-time text, is built into the iPhone 6 and later, and can be enabled through the Accessibility menu in your Settings app. iPhone users with RTT enabled will have the transcripts from their RTT calls saved and made available for download. Visit Insider's Tech Refe...
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Biden got down on one knee to welcome the 94-year-old 'grandmother' of Juneteenth to the White House

Opal Lee (2nd L), the activist known as the grandmother of Juneteenth, US Vice President Kamala Harris look on as US President Joe Biden gives a pen to US Congresswoman Barbara Lee (L) after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. JIM WATSON/Getty Images President Joe Biden delivered a special greeting on Thursday to Opal Lee, a 94-year-old Texas activist. In 2016, Lee marched 1,400 miles from Fort Worth, Texas, to DC to advocate for making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Bide...
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McDonald's just launched a new rewards program. Here's how to get a free burger or McChicken.

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider McDonald's just launched a new rewards program: My McDonald's Rewards. Users will get a free McChicken, burger, or ice cream after their first purchase and amass points on later ones. Rewards programs are becoming more important than ever for fast food chains. See more stories on Insider's business page. McDonald's is launching a new customer rewards program, and signing up can get you a free vanilla cone, cheeseburger, McChicken, or hash br...
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McDonald's is quietly rolling out a new rewards program. Here's how to get a free burger or McChicken if it's available in your area.

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider McDonald's is expanding a new rewards program: My McDonald's Rewards. Users will get a free McChicken, burger, or ice cream after their first purchase and amass points on later ones. Rewards programs are becoming more important than ever for fast food chains. See more stories on Insider's business page. McDonald's is expanding a new customer rewards program, and signing up can get you a free vanilla cone, cheeseburger, McChicken, or hash bro...
Tags: Trends, Starbucks, Doordash, McDonald, Mary Meisenzahl, Hollis Johnson Business Insider McDonald, Grubhub A Southern California


The 19 best true crime books, from the investigation of the Golden State Killer to a Truman Capote classic

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider True crime books are nonfiction accounts of real crimes, such as unsolved murders by serial killers. The books in this list were recommended by true crime fans for their unique take on notable crimes. Want more books? Check out the best thrillers or best books to learn about climate change. True crime - nonfiction accounts of real crimes - is a quickly growing genre in near...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Australia, California, Steve Jobs, Trends, Ted, Fbi, Chicago, David, Harvey Weinstein, Northern Ireland, Kansas, Fda


The 6 best alarm clocks we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An alarm clock should be loud enough to wake you up but not so abrupt that it'll shock you out of bed. These alarm clocks can help avoid morning grogginess so you can start your day in a better mood. The Loftie features a two-phase alarm system for a gentler and healthier wake up experience. Keeping a consistent sleep-wake schedule is an important factor in maintaining healthy sleep habits. A reliable alarm clock can help us wake up at the same time regula...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Bedroom, Philips, Alarm Clock, Wi Fi, Alex Dimitriu, Menlo Park Psychiatry, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides, Guide Update, Home (Reviews, IP Freelance


The 4 best toaster ovens we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good toaster oven is easy to use, preheats quickly, and stays at the temperature you set it to. We cooked whole chickens, frozen pizza, cookies, and toast in eight toaster ovens to find the best. The Cuisinart Digital AirFryer Toaster Oven is our top pick with its fast and even cooking. Toaster ovens are the unsung heroes of kitchen appliances. If your living situation doesn't allow for a standard oven, a toaster oven allows you to bake, roast, and make ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Kitchen, Cooking, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Appliances, Panasonic, Kitchen Tools, Anova, Moore, Hamilton Beach, SHP, Emeril Lagasse, Wyss


The 5 best true wireless earbuds in 2021 for listening on the go and at home

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best wireless earbuds balance portability, sound quality, comfort, and features. Jabra's Elite 85T manage to do all that for a great price, making them our top pick overall. True wireless earbuds are headphones that fit neatly in your ear and are completely without wires. Because they're so small and wire-free, these earbuds can be easily transported and stored in small charging cases when you're not wearing them, not to mention they're mor...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Audio, Trends, Siri, Features, Headphones, Buying Guide, Sony, Bose, Belkin, Jabra, ANC, Realtek, Amazon Read


The top 20 best new books of 2021 so far, according to Amazon's book editors

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Insider Although it's hard to believe, we're already halfway through 2021. To mark the occasion, Amazon's book editors have released their top 20 reads of 2021 (so far). Want more books? Check out our lists of the best true crime, travel, and LGBTQIA+ author books. What a whirlwind 2021 has been - and we're only halfway through. Although only six months in, 2021 has already been...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Hollywood, Education, Steve Jobs, Montana, Trends, Features, E-learning, Broome, Jake, Sally, Ashley, Leonardo da Vinci, Jennifer Doudna, LOS ANGELES LONDON


The best laptop deals we expect for Amazon Prime Day 2021 including some early discounts

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2021 is right around the corner, and we're expecting to see some significant deals on laptops. The annual shopping holiday will take place on June 21 and 22, making it a great opportunity to snag a new laptop, whether it's for school, work, or even gaming.Last year, we saw deals on laptops from Apple, Leno...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Walmart, Hp, Amazon Prime, Os, Tech Deals, Live, Ram, Dell, MSI, MacBook Air


How to watch UFC Fight Night: Jung vs. Ige this Saturday on ESPN+

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC Fight Night: Jung vs. Ige will be streamed live on ESPN+ on June 19. Prelims start at 4 p.m. ET, while the main card is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET. Every UFC Fight Night is included with ESPN+, which costs $6 a month or $60 per year. Monthly Subscription Service (small) Featherweight contenders Chan Sung Jung and Dan Ige will headline t...
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The 10 best places to shop for summer running gear in 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Brooks Staying cool and comfortable on summer runs requires breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics. To stay safe on hot runs, you also need sun protection and hydration systems. We love these 10 brands for all the gear you need for a safe, comfortable summer run. Athleta is the best overall hot-weather running brand, thanks to its performance fabrics, extended sizing, and stylish gear. Running is one of t...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Fitness, Women, Summer, Trends, Nike, Features, Running, Drive, Athleta, Smith, Mach, Lululemon, Brooks


Swimsuits for All boast inclusively-sized swimwear in cool styles - here's what 3 women thought of the brand

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Swimsuits for All/Facebook Swimsuits for All carries sizes 4 through 40, prioritizing often-ignored body shapes and sizes. 3 people from our Insider team tested the brand's swimsuits and loved the look and fit of them. For more options, check out our reviews of swimsuits from brands like Everlane and Summersalt. Shopping for swimsuits can be a stressful, vulnerable, and frustrating experience. It...
Tags: Reviews, Style, Summer, Trends, Swim, Everlane, Ashley Graham, Swimsuit, Connie Chen, Women's Accessories, Jennifer Hernandez, Insider Picks, Style (Reviews, IP Style, IP Roundup, Insider Reviews 2021


The best mattress sales happening in June 2021 - including deals on DreamCloud, Leesa, and Casper

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Purchasing a mattress is a tough process. Doing so while balancing a budget can make things even more difficult.Mattress companies are no strangers to discounts - popular brands like Casper, Helix, Leesa, and Purple are offering price cuts that are hard to pass up, along with freebies to seal the deal. The summer months are some of the best times to shop for mattresses as brands offer big discounts.Amazon's...
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How to check a Barnes & Noble gift card balance in 3 ways

Like most retailers, Barnes & Noble offers gift cards. SOPA Images / Contributor/Getty Images You can check your Barnes & Noble gift card balance online, by phone, and in store. Barnes & Noble gift cards can be used on the store's website, at a physical Barnes & Noble location, or on the Nook ebook store. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're shopping for a book lover, Barnes & Noble offers gift cards that can be used both online and in store. You ...
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US stocks close mixed with Nasdaq near record as investors weigh new Fed guidance

Deutsche Bank said retail investors have been key players in the stock market rally Johannes Eisele/Getty Images US stocks closed mixed Thursday, with the Nasdaq composite near a record high as investors weighed Fed guidance. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield edged lower to 1.518% from Wednesday's 1.569%. Bitcoin edged lower, while gold and oil also tumbled. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stocks closed mixed on Thursday as investors dige...
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The best carry-on luggage in 2021, including hard-sided, soft-sided, lightweight, and aluminum options

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A durable and reliable carry-on suitcase is a must-have for any traveler. Hard-side vs. soft-side luggage and budget is a personal preference, so we've included options. Our top hard-side carry-on is from Samsonite and our top soft-side carry-on is from Travelpro. Waiting in a long line when running late for a flight, having to pay hefty baggage fees, and your shoulder hurting from carting around a heavy duffle bag are all hassles that make quality carry...
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Biden makes Juneteenth a national holiday, giving federal employees Friday off

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden on Thursday enacted a law making June 19 a national holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The House and the Senate had passed the legislation this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill into law to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a nat...
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Marriott Bonvoy lists private vacation home to rent and the homes are spectacular - here's what to know about how it works plus our favorite rentals

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Marriott Vacation rentals continue to be a popular choice for socially distant travel. Marriott Bonvoy's Homes & Villas has 24/7 support, professional cleaning, and top amenities. Marriott members earn and redeem points in 100 destinations; here are some of the best U.S. homes. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Marriott Bonvoy is renowned for its robust portfolio of hotels that includes breathtaki...
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McDonald's is launching a new rewards program. Here's how to get a free burger or McChicken.

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider McDonald's is launching a new rewards program: My McDonald's Rewards. Users will get a free McChicken, burger, or ice cream after their first purchase and amass points on later ones. Rewards programs are becoming more important than ever for fast food chains. See more stories on Insider's business page. McDonald's is launching a new customer rewards program, and signing up can get you a free vanilla cone, cheeseburger, McChicken, or hash bro...
Tags: Trends, Starbucks, Doordash, McDonald, Mary Meisenzahl, Hollis Johnson Business Insider McDonald, Grubhub A Southern California


Department of Justice says anti-trans state laws targeting children should be thrown out

People take part in rally outside New York's Stonewall Inn in 2017. KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images The DOJ issued two statements of interest in lawsuits involving the rights of transgender children. The department argued that recent Arkansas laws restricting trans medical care for children violate the 14th Amendment. It also said West Virginia's law preventing trans women from playing on women's sports teams in schools violates Title IX. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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Pennsylvania governor says Republican voting bill is based on 'fringe conspiracy theories'

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf addresses supporters before former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for statewide Democratic candidates on September 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela/Getty Images Pennsylvania Republicans are seeking to impose new ID requirements on the state's voters. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has promised to veto any GOP voting bill. After the 2020 election, the Pennsylvania GOP tried to delay certification of Biden's victory...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Supreme Court, China, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump


How to watch 'Luca' - the new Pixar movie will be available to all Disney Plus subscribers on June 18

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. "Luca" is the latest animated film from Pixar. Pixar "Luca" is a new Pixar movie centered around a sea monster who takes on a human form. The film will be available to stream exclusively on Disney Plus starting June 18. Disney Plus costs $8/month or $80/year, and "Luca" doesn't require any extra fees to watch. Monthly Subscription Service (small) "Luca," the new straight-to-Disney Plus film from Pix...
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